bare bum over the knee spanking

Georgia - posted on 11/27/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




what's your opinion on spanking? and how do you do it, if you do spank?


Gena - posted on 11/29/2013




I agree with Jodi and momoftwo..There are other ways to teach children what they did was wrong..depends on the age you can do time outs or take things away(tv time etc) I dont believe in spanking,here its illegal aswell. The thing is if you spank your child you are teaching them that hitting is ok..but its not.You can teach children by speaking to them and punishing them by taking something away and always explane why..for example in summer my son was still small but he threw a toy at a girl,i took all the toys inside and explaned to him that what he did was wrong and that he can get a toy back once he said sorry to the girl.I dont spank my child.In my eyes its not respectful.

Jodi - posted on 11/27/2013




Seriously? Bare bum over a knee? No way. But I don't spank my children at all and don't believe spanking achieves anything. There are other ways to manage negative behaviour that are all far more respectful than hitting your kid. A bare bum, I would consider abusive. And in many places, including where I live, it would be criminally abusive.


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[momoftwo] - posted on 11/28/2013




Of course we're going to have all the "pro-spanking" moms in here soon enough but before they fill your head with that I will agree with Jodi that it is abusive and it only makes matters worse. The child then thinks it's okay to hit and it'll be their way of dealing with things when something upsets them. They also grow up resenting you. For some reason parents think it's okay and it's an easy way out instead of taking the time to properly discipline them.
Why would parents want to physically pain their child, parents should slap themselves lol.
Also here in Canada, it's illegal plus you get your child taken away.

Something amazing I just remembered, there is a "Triple P Program" (Positive Parenting Program) and I'm not too sure but I think it may have originated in Australia? Anyhow, it hit Canada so now they encourage it all over the place. Here's a link to check it out:

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